Pocket Guide to Correct Spelling

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Greatly expanded and updated, this guide to 24,000 often misspelled words includes easy-to-remember spelling rules, memory devices for avoiding misspellings, and a new section on homophones. For many years, Barron's Pocket Guides have served high school and college students, as well as business professionals and others, as reliable fast-reference books filled with easy-to-locate information pertaining to all practical aspects of language use. The new editions are attractively designed and printed in two-color ...

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Overview

Greatly expanded and updated, this guide to 24,000 often misspelled words includes easy-to-remember spelling rules, memory devices for avoiding misspellings, and a new section on homophones. For many years, Barron's Pocket Guides have served high school and college students, as well as business professionals and others, as reliable fast-reference books filled with easy-to-locate information pertaining to all practical aspects of language use. The new editions are attractively designed and printed in two-color type, and serve as especially useful books for the home, school, or business reference bookshelf.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764126918
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/2004
  • Series: Barron's Pocket Guides
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 681,844
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.06 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction iv
How to Become a Better Speller 1
Spelling Rules 5
Plurals 5
Possessives 18
Contractions 20
Suffixes 21
Prefixes and Assimilation 26
Compound Nouns and Adjectives 32
Words with ie/ei 34
Silent Letters 35
24,000-Word Ready-Reference 39
How to Use the Ready-Reference Word List 39
Sounds and Their Spellings 50
The Word List 60
Homophones: Words Commonly Confused and Misspelled 257
Introduction 257
The Homophone List 262
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